Argentina is a very difficult country to describe easily, as it has so many different landscapes – each of which are distinct reasons why people decide upon Argentina holidays. This article looks at some of the main attractions of this country and offers some travel tips for those who decide to visit it.
Spanish speaking Argentina attracts many visitors each year, and the reasons for their visit could differ a great deal. The Juyjuy province in the north of the country offers travellers a distinct landscape; it has mountains with peaks of up to 5000 metres, so those who love mountaineering are sure to find this an attractive destination. The area has vast differences in climate and height, so you can find places such as the salt mines Salinas Grandes as well as sub tropical jungle areas in the form of Yungas jungle. Many of those seeking Argentina holidays visit this region.
The Buenos Aires region is of course very well known for its large city: although technically Buenos Aires city is an autonomous region, despite giving its name to the surrounding province. With 15 million inhabitants, it is the most populated of Argentine provinces. The Atlantic coast of this region attracts a lot of visitors to the idea of Argentina holidays – enjoying beach life and of course the cities and towns along it.
The region of Mendoza on the west coast is another popular spot for those thinking about Argentine holidays. Another diverse region, it descends from the heights of Anconcagua mountain (nearly 7000 metres) to relatively flat lands. There are a great deal of rivers running through this area, including the Mendoza River (Rio Mendoza). If you’re looking for Argentina holidays that feature skiing then you might want to try the world famous Las Lenas ski resort.
The Santa Cruz Province in the very south of the country is part of the Patagonia region, which attracts a great many visitors looking for the ultimate in Argentina holidays. The Andes are accessible here, which have year round snow. There are a great many outdoors attractions for visitors here, which include the majestic Deserted Lake (or Lago Desierto) as well as ochre ink art in Rio Pinturas, where it is thought that people made hand-prints (prints of their hands) on rocks over 9000 years ago. The tribe that made them have no traceable lineage.
These are just some of the major regions in Argentina, which account for so many people wishing to visit this area. Mountains, lakes, ocean and huge array of unique wildlife – Argentina holidays are understandably popular with people from across the globe.
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